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The Killers
When You Were Young
Sam's Town (2006)

Tuning: Half step down (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb eb)

I tried to include everything so sorry if it's long.

I haven't really included any rhythm but you figure most of it out just by listening...

Chords:
G   (32000x)
C   (x3201x)
Am  (x0221x)
Csus2 (x2001x)
F   (13321x)
G*  (35543x)
Am* (57755x)
C*  (8 10 10 9 8 x)


[INTRO]

eb|-----10--------|
Bb|-----10--------|
Gb|------0--------|
Db|------7--------|
Ab|------8--------|
Eb|---------------|

That is the correct opening chord but if you find that awkward to play then this sounds
just as good I think:

eb|-----10--------|
Bb|-----10--------|
Gb|------0--------|
Db|-----10--------|
Ab|------8--------|
Eb|---------------|

Guitar 1:

eb|---x-x----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|---x-x---1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--3-3-3--5-5-5-5-5---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8-\-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1---|
Gb|---x-x---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|
Db|---x-x---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-\-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---|
Ab|---x-x---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-\-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---|
Eb|---x-x----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2:

eb|--------5-------------------5-----------------|
Bb|-----------8--0--(0)-----------8--------------|
Gb|-----5-------------------5--------------------|
Db|--7-------------------7----------7--(7)--7\---|
Ab|----------------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------|


[VERSE ONE] (no guitar)

Verse one has no guitar, just bass. Here is the bass part for guitar if you want to play along:


Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb---1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--3-3-3--5-5-5-5-5--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8\1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1---|

You sit there in your heartache
Waiting on some beautiful boy to
To save you from your old ways
You play forgiveness
Watch it now
Here he comes


[PRE-CHORUS & CHORUS]

eb|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------10-(10)---------12----------13---------------13-(13)---------10-(10)--|
Gb|---------0--(0)----------0-------------0--------------0--(0)----------0--(0)--|
Db|-----10--------------12---------14--------0------14--------------10-----------|
Ab|--8--------------10---------12----------------15-------------\--8-------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

He doesnt look a thing like Jesus
But he talks like a gentleman
Like you imagined
When you were young


[CHORUS]

Start playing the intro and chorus riff when he sings "you"

Guitar 1:

eb|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--3-3-3--5-5-5-5-5---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8-\-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1---|
Gb|-------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|
Db|-------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-\-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---|
Ab|-------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-\-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---|
Eb|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2:

eb|--------5-------------------5-----------------|
Bb|-----------8--0--(0)-----------8--------------|
Gb|-----5-------------------5--------------------|
Db|--7-------------------7----------7--(7)-------|
Ab|----------------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------|


[VERSE TWO]

During Verse two, play these chords, palm muted...

eb|--------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------|
Gb|--10------12-------14-------17------10------|
Db|--10--x8--12--x3---14--x5---17-x8---10--x8--|
Ab|---8------10-------12-------15-------8------|
Eb|--------------------------------------------|

Can we climb this mountain
I dont know
Higher now than ever before
I know we can make it if we take it slow
Let's take it easy
Easy now
Watch it go


[PRE-CHORUS & CHORUS]

eb|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------10-(10)---------12----------13---------------13-(13)---------10-(10)--|
Gb|---------0--(0)----------0-------------0--------------0--(0)----------0--(0)--|
Db|-----10--------------12---------14--------0------14--------------10-----------|
Ab|--8--------------10---------12----------------15-------------\--8-------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

We're burning down the highway skyline
On the back of a hurricane
That started turning
When you were young
When you were young


[CHORUS]

Guitar 1:

eb|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--3-3-3--5-5-5-5-5---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8-\-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1---|
Gb|-------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|
Db|-------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-\-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---|
Ab|-------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-\-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---|
Eb|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2:

eb|--------5-------------------5-----------------|
Bb|-----------8--0--(0)-----------8--------------|
Gb|-----5-------------------5--------------------|
Db|--7-------------------7----------7--(7)-------|
Ab|----------------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------|


[PRE-SOLO]

eb|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------10-(10)---------12----------13---------------13-(13)---------10-(10)--|
Gb|---------0--(0)----------0-------------0--------------0--(0)----------0--(0)--|
Db|-----10--------------12---------14--------0------14--------------10-----------|
Ab|--8--------------10---------12----------------15-------------\--8-------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

And sometimes you close your eyes
And see the place where you used to live
When you were young

Play these chords just before the solo:

eb|------------------------|
Bb|--1-1-1-1--3-3-3-3------|
Gb|--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0------|
Db|--3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5------|
Ab|--3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5------|
Eb|------------------------|


[SOLO] (Guitar 1 plays the intro/chorus chords in the background)

eb|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|---17-17-17-17-17-17-17-----17-17-17-17-17-17-17---17-17-17\----------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------------------------------12-12-12--14-14-14-14-14-14----|
Db|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

eb|------------17--15----------------------------17--15--------------|
Bb|-----------------------17-----------------------------------------|
Gb|-14--14h17---------16------17-(17)-----14h17----------14-(14)-----|
Db|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|

eb|-----------------------------------------3-----|
Bb|-----------------------------------------3-----|
Gb|--10-10-10--9-9-9--7-7-7--5-5-5-5--4--2--0-----|
Db|--10-10-10--9-9-9--7-7-7--5-5-5-5--4--2--0-----|
Ab|---8--8--8--7-7-7--5-5-5--3-3-3-3--2--0--2-----|
Eb|-----------------------------------------3-----|


[BRIDGE]

They say the devil's water
It ain't so sweet
You dont have to drink right now
But you can dip your feet
Every once in a little while

Play this after bridge:

eb|-----------|
Bb|-----------|
Gb|-----------|
Db|--17-(17)--|
Ab|-----------|
Eb|-----------|


[SOLO TWO] (Guitar 1 plays the intro/chorus chords in the background):

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---17-17-17-17-17-17-17---17-17-17-17-17-17-17\8-8-8--10-10-10---10-10-10/20-20-20-20-20-20-20-|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---20-20-20-20-20-20-20---20-20-20\8-8-8-10-10-10---10-10-10--|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|


[VERSE THREE]

eb|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--3-3-3--5-5-5-5-5---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8-\-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1---|
Gb|-------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|
Db|-------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-\-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---|
Ab|-------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-\-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---|
Eb|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

You sit there in your heartache
Waiting on some beautiful boy to
To save you from your old ways
You play forgiveness
Watch it now
Here he comes

G
He doesnt look a thing like Jesus

      C                Csus2   Am
But he talks like a gentleman


Like you imagined

        F     G* Am* C*
When you were young

                         F
(talks like a gentleman)

(like you imagined)


[LAST CHORUS]

eb|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--3-3-3--5-5-5-5-5---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8-\-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1---|
Gb|-------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|
Db|-------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-\-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---|
Ab|-------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-\-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---|
Eb|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

When you were young

I said he doesn't look a thing like Jesus
He doesn't look a thing like Jesus
But more than you'll ever know

eb|-----------------------------------------3-----|
Bb|-----------------------------------------3-----|
Gb|--10-10-10--9-9-9--7-7-7--5-5-5-5--4--2--0-----|
Db|--10-10-10--9-9-9--7-7-7--5-5-5-5--4--2--0-----|
Ab|---8--8--8--7-7-7--5-5-5--3-3-3-3--2--0--2-----|
Eb|-----------------------------------------3-----|


************************************

| x    Dead note
| (n)  Ghost note
| h    Hammer-on
| b    Bend
| /    Slide up
| \    Slide down

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pizpag wrote on May 22 2013, 06:42 pm

Wonderful tab! My only question is what do I play during the bridge?

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mrqueshy35 wrote on June 20 2013, 12:14 pm

Dminor F Am
They Say The Devil's Water It Aint So Sweet You Dont Have To Drink Right Now

Eminor Am G
But You Can Dip Your Feet, Every Once In A Little While

Hope it answers your question pizpag

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pizpag wrote on July 31 2013, 02:22 pm

Yes, thank you!

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